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Lead Data Scientist

  • Data Analytics
  • Sunbury-on-Thames
  • Permanent
  • £75,000
  • #44738
  • About the role

    Lead Data Scientist – Managed Data Services – SW London - £110k

    Are you an experienced Data Scientist who’s able to work independently?

    Do you have experience building propensity models from scratch?

    Would you like to start a Data Science team for an established IT services company?


    Who are we?

    We are an established plc, IT Services company, providing Data services to many of the biggest companies in the world covering finance, telco, healthcare, retail, automotive and more.

    For the last 40 years we’ve been collecting and processing data for our customers and now we are at a stage where there is a demand for us to develop models to run on our customer data for them.


    Who’d be great for this role?

    We’re looking for the first person in our Data Science team, who will spend the first 6 months developing propensity models for our customers and working with the Engineering team to deploy. Following which, you will be leading the innovation of the Data Science function, developing new and novel models (we have projects around text processing with NLP, Realtime fraud detection and privacy in the pipeline).

    You’ll have the scope to grow the team as you build traction and develop into a R&D Data Science function.


    What experience will you need?

    You’ll need to have:

    • At least 3 years’ experience with statistical models
    • 3 years’ experience with Python Machine Learning libraries (NumPy, Pandas, SKLearn etc)
    • Experience developing Propensity models (customer churn, propensity to buy, LTV etc)
    • Experience working independently in a customer facing role
    • Curiosity and enthusiasm to lead innovation


    What’s on offer?

    The opportunity to build and lead a Data Science function, developing models to be used by some of the biggest companies in the world also comes with:

    • Base salary of up to £110k
    • 6% company pension contribution
    • 25 days holiday
    • AXA private medical
    • And many more perks.

    We also have flexible working and initially expect you will be in our West London office 2/3 x per week, gradually reducing it as you become embedded.



    If you feel this is the role for you or would like to find out more get in touch by clicking the ‘apply now’ button or get in touch with me by the following:

    • Email me at
    • Call me on 02037736498
    • Whatsapp me at

    Please note: you must be in the UK to be considered for this position.

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